Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Berkeley Band Headed to Lollapalooza?

By Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 5:06 PM

Kaura%202006%20B%26W%20medium.jpg Berkeley indie rock band Kaura has advanced to round three of four in the 2007 Lollapalooza Last Band Standing Contest. From the 100 bands that made it to round two, festival founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell chose twenty to proceed to the next round. Fan voting through July 20 will decide which five bands make it to the next round. Kaura is the only California band still in the running, currently ranked #9 with 1,507 votes. Head here for more info about the contest, and here to see Kaura's band page. Lollapalooza's cultural cache has faded in recent years -- most notably in 2004, when the multiple-city festival was cancelled due to poor ticket sales -- but 2007 sees it revived as a three-day festival in Chicago, with an excellent lineup featuring Muse, Pearl Jam, Interpol, Modest Mouse, Patti Smith, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, TV on the Radio, the Rapture, Silversun Pickups, and many more.

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